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Old 10-18-2017, 08:24 AM
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I may revisit it when bored, but for now, a few strips of cloth and dope will cover up the mounting holes, and I can remove the strut mounts from the middle and patch those holes too. The plane looks good though as it is, and will probably fly just fine with the struts where they are, but just looks weird.
Old 10-18-2017, 10:13 AM
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Default Piper Cub biplane

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Old 10-18-2017, 10:37 AM
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When one wing just isn't enough!
Old 10-18-2017, 12:44 PM
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When I got it to fly level, it flew pretty nice, but relax on the elevator and it went looping. Eventually one aileron either stuck, or the servo failed as I lost roll control and that was all it took to lose it. Thankfully I was low and slow and a bush took care of the rest.
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Sounds like a nice save.
Old 10-18-2017, 03:20 PM
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It was, only damaged the cowl, the lower wings at the roots, the interwing struts and the upper cabin. All but the lower wings have been repaired, will do the two inner rib repairs on each lower wing some day, the wing tubes shattered the ribs, and the cowl got munched, but the resin never set for the repairs, so got a new cowl instead.
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It did take some work!
Old 10-18-2017, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by acdii View Post
The lower wing was forward, was emulating a Staggerwing. Moving the lower wing rearward was out as there isn't enough fuse to do that.
ACDII, thats probably why the original full scale had an engine out of a PT-19 to get the weight out front. It even had the entire cowl! It was an AG plane. Strange looking duck!
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My friend Tim put some additional details onto his Cub.... Stripes on the fuselage, N-Numbers and inspection covers in the wings. Looks very much like the full scale now.

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Old 11-03-2017, 07:55 PM
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What a beauty!
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The engine is the only give away you are not looking at full size Cub!
Old 11-11-2017, 09:14 PM
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​​​​​​mind if I join the club as well? I'm more than 50% away from finishing my cub though.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Beibitoi View Post
​​​​​​mind if I join the club as well? I'm more than 50% away from finishing my cub though.
looking good! And welcome.
Old 11-13-2017, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Beibitoi View Post
​​​​​​mind if I join the club as well? I'm more than 50% away from finishing my cub though.
Nice job!
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Old 11-13-2017, 07:17 AM
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The 1/3 scale super cub build is coming along. Started out to the garage a couple nights ago to work, and my little one came running "daddy I want to work on airplanes too"
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Old 11-13-2017, 08:55 AM
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It's almost big enough for her to ride in it!
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The 1/3 scale super cub build is coming along. Started out to the garage a couple nights ago to work, and my little one came running "daddy I want to work on airplanes too"
that looks neat. as a first time builder, I had a hard time cutting the sticks for my rear fuse. is there a technique or easier way to get the proper angle on both ends of the stick and achieve that snug fitting joints?

what I did was trial and error, leaving some parts with .5mm gaps.

i wonder why manufacturers didnt just furnish a cut ply for the fuse just like the sig 1/5 cub. makes building easier, yet still fun.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:09 PM
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The stick build is more scale like than the ply sided 1/5th, even though the 1/5th is pretty scale like. Cut over size and sand to fit is how I do it. I used to use an angle jig, but it eventually wore and lost accuracy.
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Stick building can be a lot of fun once you get the hang of it. If you need a little edge try one of these.
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I also do the cut long and sand to fit. I have a small table top sander and I put a fine disk on it, turn it on beside my work table. I sand, test, sand, test and keep repeating just taking very little off at a time.
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I found what I used to use until I wore it out, https://www.micromark.com/Chop-It

OH wow, I found the perfect tool that is now on my list.

https://www.micromark.com/product/2353

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Old 11-13-2017, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Cub Man View Post
I also do the cut long and sand to fit. I have a small table top sander and I put a fine disk on it, turn it on beside my work table. I sand, test, sand, test and keep repeating just taking very little off at a time.
Add me to that list, too.

A cut ply fuselage would take the challenge, and therefore the fun out of it. It takes some experience to get to that point, though.
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I had the older version of this https://midwestproducts.com/products...utter-ultimate Works good but some soft balsa it will crush or rip it.
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that could be the reason why I find it hard cutting the sticks to a proper angle. i dont have the right tools. those are really nice tools by the way. unfortunately, none of those or anything close is available here in the Philippines. time to DIY I guess.

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